ALL FRETS 2019 CONVENTION
Convention pre-registration has closed. If you attend the convention and have not already registered, you will need to do so on site. Please download and print the registration form below and bring it with you to the convention. On site sign up for tours and the banquet will be accommodated on a space available basis and cannot be guaranteed.
CONVENTION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
A complete schedule of all convention events and activities is available by clicking the link below...
ALL FRETS ORCHESTRA
The ALL FRETS ORCHESTRA under the direction of Karen Von Bernewitz will again perform at the convention. All fretted instruments are welcome to join in this activity. Links to the music for the pieces to be performed are below...pick the part that best suits your instrument and skill level and join in the fun. Rehearsal for the AFO will be scheduled throughout the convention and posted in the registration area. The AFO will perform on Saturday, July 12th at 7:00PM.
ALL FRETS FLASHMOB
The ALL FRETS FLASHMOB is our version of an "off the street" band which welcomes all players of all skill levels to participate. The songs are easy and can often be played by ear or from the simple chord charts below. Directed by Doug Parsons, the FLASHMOB will perform as part of the Lincoln's New Salem Tour, the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum tour, the Best of Springfield tour, and the Saturday evening ALL FRETS concert. Participants do not need to be part of every performance but must be part of the paid tour groups if they wish to perform in those venues. For those attending the Lincoln's New Salem Tour, there will be a brief meeting and rehearsal on WEDNESDAY, JULY 10th at 9AM in the CAPITOL II room on the 3rd floor of the hotel...additional rehearsals will be scheduled throughout the convention and posted in the registration area. Participating in the Saturday evening concert requires no cost other than being a registered participant at the convention. If you are able to sing and/or play lead lines or introductions to the following songs, please be prepared to so when called upon by the director. The song list will include the following tunes...
Music is the heart of ALL FRETS. During our convention there will be many opportunities to hear some of your favorite performers in either concert appearances or less formal Afterglow and noontime Artist Showcases...
ALL FRETS is fortunate to have many professional and professional level performers and clinicians within our membership who attend the convention and are willing to share their lifetimes of knowledge and experience...don't miss these unique opportunities!